OMDC Newsletter
Winter 2017

OMDC’s From Page To Screen

On February 22, 2017, OMDC hosted the 10th annual From Page to Screen event which took place at the Bram & Bluma Appel Salon, Toronto Reference Library. This event has been created to promote the adaptation of Canadian fiction, non-fiction and children’s literature published by Ontario publishers to the big and small screens. It continues to provide a popular  forum for Canadian film, television and interactive digital companies to meet with the publishers in one-on-one scheduled meetings.

 
Erin Creasey, OMDC’s Manager of Industry Initiatives Welcomes From Page To Screen Participants

Ontario publishers had approximately 350 B2B meetings at OMDC’s From Page To Screen with producers to bring more of our stories to the screen. This year, there was a panel discussing the successful cross-platform property Kim’s Convenience which was adapted from a play to a book to a critically acclaimed television series.



OMDC From Page to Screen Panel Discussion: Kim’s Convenience from play – Book – TV Series
(L to R): Sarah MacLachlan & Janie Yoon, House of Anansi Press, Kevin White, co-creator, executive producer Kim's Convenience, Sandra Cunningham, Strada Films

 

Matt Williams, House of Anansi Press, Chantelle Kadyschuk and Jacki Glick, No Trace Camping Productions

 

Elise Whittington and Jennifer Holness, Hungry Eyes Film & Television and Matt Goody, Mosaic Press

 

Luciana Ricciutelli, Inanna Publications and Education Inc. and Alyse Rosenberg, Serendipity Point Films

 

Alicia De Four, Indian Grove Productions and Margie Wolfe, Second Story Press

 

Carolyn Wood, Alana Wilcox (Coach House Books), Janet Hawkins (OMDC), Kate Edwards (ACP) And Diane Davy (Castledale Inc.)

 

Karen Thorne-Stone (OMDC), Micheline McKay (Arts Advocate) and Beth Bruder (Dundurn Press)

 

Barry Jowett (Cormorant Books Inc.), Cherie Dimaline (author) and Marc Côté (Cormorant Books Inc.)

 

Author, Bianca Lakoseljac, Stone Woman (Guernica Editions)

 

Joyce Grant (author)and Jan Dolby (illustrator), Gabby (Fitzhenry and Whiteside)

 

Authors Jessie Yang and Kimone Berwise

Visit OMDC Online for photos from this event

Two OMDC IDM-Supported Games Win at GDC!

2017 GDC Best In Play Award Winner | Auto Age: Standoff | Phantom Compass

2017 GDC Best In Play Award Winner | Riverbond | Cococucumber

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Congratulations to Ontario’s  Kidscreen Award Winners

PROGRAMMING—PRESCHOOL CATEGORY    
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Best New Series | Dot.
The Jim Henson Company/CBC/Industrial Brothers
  Best One-Off, Special or TV Movie | Peg + Cat
The Fred Rogers Company/9 Story Media Group
PROGRAMMING—PRESCHOOL CATEGORY   PROGRAMMING—KIDS CATEGORY
  Image result for odd squad
Best New Series | The Deep
DHX Media/A Stark Productions 
  Best Non-Animated or Mixed Series | Odd Squad
The Fred Rogers Company/Sinking Ship Entertainment

PROGRAMMING—TWEENS/TEENS CATEGORY
   
Image result for Raising Expectations An Aircraft Pictures Production in association with Dolphin Entertainment   Image result for LA montgomerys anne of green gables
Best New Series | Raising Expectations
An Aircraft Pictures Production in association with Dolphin Entertainment
  Best One-Off, Special or TV Movie | L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables 
Breakthrough Entertainment